After the tragedy at Penn State, there have been renewed efforts to focus attention on what organizations can do to prevent the sexual abuse of children or teens in their care. This web conference will describe efforts underway to build stronger policies and practice within these organizations and will focus on some practical tools that other organizations can use. Further, this online event builds upon a previous Prevent Connect web conference that examined the emerging research to support policy change within youth serving organizations.For more information visit: http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/09/ecsa_2013_3_organizational/
This webinar is one of a series of webinars on topics within the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of adults and adolescents. Recommendations from the National Protocol include encouraging patients to accept prophylaxis against STI's if indicated. HIV is one of the concerns the patient may have and exposure risk after sexual assault must be a priority for all clinicans. This webinar is is designed for clinicians and medical directors who deliver and prescribe treatment for post-sexual assault patients. The presenters will discuss:1. What: The currently recommended nPEP antivirals and different medication regimes clinicians can prescribe according to patient’s history of assault and pertinent medical history2. Why: Variations in medical regimens may be prescribed based on certain details of the patient's history of the assault and pertinent medical history.3. How: Suggestions for implementation of nPEP procedures for post-sexual assault patients;3. How: Information on providing resources to assist patients in receiving the nPEP antiviralsAll clinicians and allied professional disciplines who work with sexual assault patients are welcome to attend the webinar. The webinar is being supported by Grant No 2011-TA-A-K021, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The webinar will also be archived for future viewing.
Learn from a Nevada state legislator why she championed a bill to enable law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees.Senator Debbie Smith (D-NV) will talk about the importance of these laws for preventing and solving crimes. She will discuss overcoming barriers to passage, lessons learned along the way, and how collaborations contribute to best practices in policymaking.
Domestic child sex trafficking is among the most heinous abuses of children, but because of a lack of awareness and the hidden nature of this vulnerable population, survivors are often criminalized and placed behind bars when they are in fact victims of crime. Please join OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center, and the National Girls Institute for the Webinar, “Child Trafficking, Girls, and Detention: A Call to Reform,” on September 10, 2013, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET. Presenters will share information about how in many states, victims of domestic child sex trafficking are being arrested and detained for juvenile prostitution and prostitution-related offenses; the victims’ need for trauma-informed, gender specific services instead of being subjected to conditions of confinement that exacerbate their trauma; and the largely hidden nature of this crime, which causes many victims to go unidentified and to fall through cracks in our juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The presenters will also discuss what juvenile justice facility staff can do to identify and assess for commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking within existing caseloads, so they can connect these youth with vital services and interventions.
The investigation of sexual violence requires the very best from our criminal justice system. The individuals who commit these crimes, particularly those of the most violent nature, must be identified, captured, and brought to justice before they assault again. The investigation of these crimes, however, is remarkably complex and requires extensive cooperation and active communication across disciplines.This two-hour Policy and Practices Forum will convene experienced and knowledgeable subject matter experts in various fields contributing to the investigation and processing of cases involving sexual violence. The presenters, whose experience spans decades, will discuss the complex relationship between law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. As they will explain, innovative jurisdictional practices and scientific research producing valuable solutions and insight can empower our criminal justice system to better respond to acts committed by sexual predators. The result of these enhanced approaches is the better collection of evidence, faster laboratory testing, improved case management, and more reliable prosecution of offenders.
Bystander intervention has emerged as a popular and powerful strategy for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice. It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy.
After the session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain how bystander intervention strategies contribute to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence 2) Identify at least 3 resources to assist in implementing a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence 3) Articulate how to integrate a social justice approach into a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence
Guest speakers will include longtime advocates and an expert on probation and parole. The webinar will also feature a first-hand account of a survivor who was sexually abused in community corrections. The session is geared toward advocates, and specifically those working in community corrections, probation, or parole, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. The webinar is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program
The Intersection of Stalking and Sexual Assault will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault – both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.Audience: This session will provide useful information and strategies for a wide variety of professionals, including prosecutors and other lawyers, law enforcement, medical professionals, judges, victim advocates, journalists and communications professionals, and others who interact with and write about sexual assault victims.
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